There is help for people in Louisiana who develop cancer related to asbestos exposure.
From outstanding cancer treatment centers to financial support from sources like asbestos trust funds and the Veterans Administration, residents of our state who are diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases have access to a variety of sources of help in their fight against asbestos cancer.
Many Louisiana job sites are known to have been contaminated with airborne asbestos fibers for years or decades, exposing countless of thousands of employees to chronic exposure at varying levels. When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they can become lodged deep in the small airways of the lungs, where over the years they can irritate surrounding tissue and ultimately cause cancerous tumors to form.
Asbestos cancers like mesothelioma are often extremely hard to treat and claim many lives.
Family members of those who worked in asbestos-contaminated sites may also be at risk, as the tiny fibers of asbestos could be worn home on clothing, or as dust coating a loved one’s hair or skin. Over time, a home’s surfaces and furniture could develop asbestos contamination that even the most studious cleaning jobs wouldn’t entirely erase.
While most cases of asbestos cancer happen in older adults, there are documented cases of younger adults developing diseases like mesothelioma as a result of childhood exposure to asbestos through second hand exposure.
When you’re facing a diagnosis of asbestos cancer in Louisiana, The Gertler Law Firm can see that you have the resources you need to tackle your medical situation, and that your family is protected in the long term.
Call us today at (504) 581-6411 and speak to an experienced Louisiana asbestos cancer attorney.